Fairygirl


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Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:21

It must work though pp - or they wouldn't keep doing it. For every one they 'catch' there will several thousand who feel like you! 


And me....


The thing I liked about the jeep was that it stopped all the a***holes on the school run from ignoring all the basic rules of the road. If the parked cars are on your side love, don't force your way past when I'm coming the other way. I'm not driving on the pavement because you're late. Get out of bed in time....


Frank/Dad - voting with our feet is the best way. Unfortunately, my local garage couldn't deal with the issue I had. I went there for everything else though - always good service.


I 'don't get' why people continue to use companies with poor service if there's an alternative though.

Lawns

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:12

Good point re the weedkiller Verd. 


What's that phrase - 'you can please some of the people some of the time'....


I also have some little yellow patches, but I think it's mainly due to lack of water as I made sure the new lawn had loads of free draining soil to counteract our plentiful rainfall. Ironically, it's been quite dry here this summer! 

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:56

That looks a cracking piece of kit Richard. I'd like that - just to keep handy, even if I didn't use it...

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:54

Slidey up fronts is absolutely the correct technical term ppauper  

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:53

I hope you actually get your time off Clari..


Use it well  


At least my add on is all usable. I got sick of living with plaster dust and holes where there shouldn't be any, in the various  properties I've been in. I thought of throwing all my clothes out at one point, as I'd lost hope of ever wearing anything other than paint spattered joggies and tops 


You'll get there - one day  

Lawns

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:34

Tell the bl***y neighbour to do it themselves...


Some people are very ungrateful 


I'd agree with pansyface and pp - those are the two most likely explanations. Leatherjackets, at this time of year, in particular. 

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:31

Frank/Dad - I loved my Honda CRV, but it became totally unreliable. The unit (forget it's name) which kicks in when you're on unstable ground - mud, snow, ice etc -  and slows it down to make it 'safe', started acting up.   The issue was that it started doing it at any old time, including a point where I was about to join a motorway. Not a great time to be doing 10 or 15 mph.... and nothing you could do about it.  Completely the opposite of safe.


After many trips back and forth to get it sorted, and two thousand pounds for parts(  )when it was actually a computer error, the new manager resolved it. Eventually, it was trying to deal with the snotty cow at the dealership that became more of an issue... 

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:21

I'm assuming you mean clingfilm pp? You could use a bit of rubber or heavy duty plastic.


I have the usual kind of opening - battening with boards you slide in an out from the top. Mine was a purchased bin at a reduced price, which I adapted, but I could have made it cheaply myself really. Mine needs more insulation as getting enough heat is an issue here  


 

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:16

Next set coming up GD  


That's beautiful pair of pix David. I love it when water is like glass. I wanted to take some photos yesterday en route, where the loch is acting like a mirror, but the problem is stopping as the road isn't always suitable.


This time - I have the correct hill names...unlike last week. I will get around to correcting them at some point...


Intended doing a couple of Corbetts, but due to my stupidity, I had no maps and the batteries didn't charge properly, so, only having a compass which needs a map,  I decided to be sensible (for a change) and only do the first one. Meall Tairneachan. 


Nice easy approach from the Foss Baryte Mine road, north of Aberfeldy. This was on the way back and the sky was quite pretty by then


 


Looking north - nice clouds!



Looking north east to the Beinn a Ghlo hills which I did around this time last year. Bit too hazy to get a really good shot of them unfortunately



Looking west from the summit trig to Schiehallion ( the HIll of the Fairies) - Aberfeldy's iconic Munro. 



Looking southe over the little loch - nice moody sky!



The Lawers and Glen Lyon hills, just to the south of Schiehallion



Heading back along the ridge, I startled a little flock....



It's ok - we're safe!



Pano looking south. Sheep had gone safely round the little 'knoll' on the left!  The Lawers, Glen Lyon hills to the right, with Schiehallion on the far right. Hmmm - is that Hosta's boulder there?



Peacock butterfly on the way back



I stopped to get a pic of Ben More and Stob Binnein (the two iconic Crianlarich Munros) on the way back along beautiful Loch Tay. The Lawers hills are on the right hand side of this road, but I couldn't get a good enough place to stop and take one of them unfortunately.


How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:33

Leverage is the key aym. I'm on my own so no other strong hands to help.


If it's for a compost bin, and they're all a similar size, you can just use them as they are. Doesn't have to be fandy unless it's on show.  Screw together at the corners, maybe a bit of 2"x 2" for  corner posts if necessary. If some are a bit bigger, you could dig a trench to sit them into to save cutting them down. One for a lid, which you can line and cover in plastic, just to give a bit of weather protection if you want, and to retain heat and moisture. The sides can be open anyway for air flow, or you can use something breathable to retain moisture as well. I used an old table and chairs cover for mine. 

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